swamp doghobble Ericaceae Eubotrys
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, sharply but finely serrated; 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, ovate to lance shaped; deciduous, shiny green above, paler below.
Flower: White bell-shaped flowers (1/4 inch long) in curving hanging racemes (2 to 4 inches long) from base of new branches; appearing in spring.
Fruit: Dry brown capsules each 1/4 inch long in hanging one sided clusters; mature in early fall.
Twig: Slender, green (may have some red); small buds with visible scales, may have visible catkin like flower clusters in winter.
Bark: Smooth, light brown; larger stems may become finely scaly.
Form: A suckering plant that tends to form thickets; may reach up to 12 feet in height.
Looks like: summersweet clethra
- coast leucothoe
- fetterbush lyonia
| Additional Range Information:
Eubotrys racemosa is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting swamp doghobble.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson